UK will place in Norway 800 Marines and commandos
United Kingdom in the framework of the new Arctic strategy will place in Norway 800 Marines and commandos, said the Telegraph newspaper, the Minister of defence of great Britain Gavin Williamson.
MOSCOW, 30 Sep — RIA Novosti. As writes the edition, the new strategy aims to allow the UK to effectively monitor the activity of Russian submarines and to ensure that the armed forces are well located to respond to any threat. To track Russian submarines will be used, in particular, the plane P-8 Poseidon.
“We see the activity of Russian submarines very close to the level that was during the cold war, and it is only right that we start to react to it,” said Williamson.
If we could turn the time back to ten years ago, many people thought that the era of the activity of submarines in the far North, in the North Atlantic and the threat that it represented, disappeared with the fall of the Berlin wall. This threat is really back to the fore.Gavin Williamson.the head of the UK Ministry of defence
In this strategy, the UK will host next year in Norway for 800 Marines and commandos, which will operate in conjunction with Marines from the United States and the Netherlands, as well as with soldiers from Norway.